John Hersey
#5870 Overall Influence

John Hersey

American journalist, novelist, professor

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John Richard Hersey was an American writer and journalist. He is considered one of the earliest practitioners of the so-called New Journalism, in which storytelling techniques of fiction are adapted to non-fiction reportage. Hersey’s account of the aftermath of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, was adjudged the finest piece of American journalism of the 20th century by a 36-member panel associated with New York University’s journalism department.

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Yale University
Yale University

Private research university in New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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University of Cambridge
University of Cambridge

Collegiate public research university in Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

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#572 World Rank #384 USA Rank
Communications
#1130 World Rank #298 USA Rank
History
#4503 World Rank #897 USA Rank
Literature